New Mexico State (6-2) vs. New Mexico (5-3)
The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico goes for the season sweep over New Mexico State after winning the previous matchup in Las Cruces. The teams last met on Nov. 30, when New Mexico State made just 27 foul shots on 35 attempts while the Lobos went 35 for 42 en route to a seven-point victory.
SUPER SENIORS: New Mexico State has relied heavily on its seniors. Teddy Allen, Jabari Rice, Johnny McCants and Donnie Tillman have collectively accounted for 63 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 60 percent of all Aggies points over the team’s last five games.ACCURATE ALLEN: Allen has connected on 37.5 percent of the 56 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 20 over the last three games. He’s also converted 90.9 percent of his free throws this season.
STREAK STATS: New Mexico has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 88.5 points while giving up 73.5.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Lobos have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Aggies. New Mexico has 38 assists on 74 field goals (51.4 percent) over its past three games while New Mexico State has assists on 44 of 94 field goals (46.8 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: New Mexico is rated second among MWC teams with an average of 82.8 points per game.
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